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Old 09-01-2003, 12:27 AM   #1
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I am currently looking for a new car, and I found a nice bonneville. I almost bought it yesterday, but I decided to get an insurance quote beforehand. The car is a white 1996 Bonneville SE, with 130K miles on it. The dealer only wants 4200 for it. It has been very well taken care of, it is in mint condition. I beleive that it was some old lady'* car previously. My dad and I look over it really good, and could not find a single thing wrong with it. I will probably go back this week and buy it, unless I find a reason not to, or find another car i like for a good deal. Is there anything I should know beforehand? Are there any signs to look for that would be a red flag not to buy it? My dad and I looked underneath it, it is not leaking anything, and we test drove it, it drives like a brand new car. I am not looking for anyhting super fast, just a nice reliable daily driver that has a little quickness in it. Also, is the bonneville chassis shared with other GM cars? It almost looks like a grand prix and a lumina are on the same platform, but I could be wrong. Any helpful info you guys coule provide would be much appreciated.
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what was it that you are supposed to check to see if the upper intake maifold was original?? Anyone remember this?
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Supposed to be a date stamped on it. I remember the conversation, but not the details. :(
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It'* right around time for it'* second intake manifold to go....

Sounds nice, but 4200 might be a lil high for that kinda milage. I Picked up my 93 SLE with lots of options for 3900 this summer just outside the minneapolisn metro area. It only had 106,276 miles when i got it (garaged in winter to boot, and yes that'* EXACTLY what it was when i bought it)..

Look around more, althought i haven't seen many bonnies for sale since i got mine, the market kinda left it seemed so i got mine when i could,.
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